Question about LG TROMM WM2688H 4.0 cu.ft. Front Loading SteamWasher
I have a hole in the door gasket after only 15 months. How do I replace the door gasket? Is this a do-it-yourself type job?
I also had a door gasket tear that caused water to spit out all over the floor so I had to replace it. It's a fairly simple job in theory, you can even find LG repair manuals online. The front panel comes off easy and removing the spring and wire clamps from the gasket is fairly simple. Getting the gasket back on is a different story. Seating the gasket is a bit tricky but I found that some lubrication helped greatly. Don't use oil based lube though because it could soften the gasket. I opted for a water based lube in the form of KY jelly (***insert crude joke here***) The drum side wire clamp was a bit of a challenge. My model had a hook on one end of the wire so that it came apart when removed. I think this made it much easier. Some models don't have the hook so you would need a tool that could stretch the spring. Something like a reverse pliers. Even with the hook, it was tricky. I found that jamming something around the gasket to hold the wire in place was helpful. I ended up using some vice-grips and needle nose pliers and all the strength I had to get it hooked. In fact, to sum up, the secret is to get enough force to stretch the spring. Once you figure out how to do that it's easy.
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
If you can call lg and have them ship you the part its not all that bad of a job, a little patience but not that terrible.. theres a spring under the rim around the front of the unit holding the boot to the unit, you can "roll" this one off.then once removed youll gain acees to the rear spring holding the rear of the boot to the outer basket.(honestly cant remember if its a simple spring or a screw that holds the inner spring in place), but it will be apperant when you remove it. reverse teh steps and your good to go. its a liitle like changing a bike tire as a kid, youll need to work it around the rim, and itll pop off a few times, but as you see how it works youl get it( might take 45 min-1hour) remember patience.
Posted on Oct 26, 2008
I used a set of bicycle tyre levers to ease the wire retainer on. The trick appeared to be to start at the opposite side to the spring and work towards it with a tyre lever either side. Popped on easily although it took an hour and a lot of cursing to get to that point
Posted on May 07, 2011
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